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October 30, 1937

Quelques vérités premières (ou soi-distant telles) en urologie

JAMA. 1937;109(18):1478. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780440068038

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This brochure is one of a series of compendiums or "precepts" devoted to a specialty in medicine or surgery. Marion succinctly phrases dogmas which he considers fundamentally important in urology. His desire is to establish a program of examination and treatment that will be valuable in practice, and he realizes that further progress will lead to new precepts and axioms tomorrow. There is little that is new in this brief compend, but it will be of great value to the student and stimulating to the practitioner as a brief review course. A few precepts taken at random will show the terse phraseology: "To think that all renal calculi are accompanied by pain will lead to failure of diagnosis in many renal stones. Many stones manifest themselves only by pyuria, others by hematuria, others by the abrupt onset of anuria; and some are absolutely latent.... In cases of tuberculous epididymitis it

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